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  1. I just bought the same unit. Not really...

    I just bought the same unit.


    Not really worth the hassle, when the Curt is $55 new. I could make my own that is safe but I tend to doubt myself.
  2. Bumper came with the truck. Bought truck from...

    Bumper came with the truck. Bought truck from dealer in Texas. I don't need this style of bumper , and will replace it, though not right now.

    I bought the truck , primarily, to haul stuff around ....
  3. I don't/didn't doubt it was forged since Curt...

    I don't/didn't doubt it was forged since Curt stated it is forged. Plus the fact that a casting would not make sense on such a stressed part. I only mentioned "parting lines" because another poster...
  4. Bumper is made in Texas , brand is Ranchhand.

    Bumper is made in Texas , brand is Ranchhand.
  5. Is yours a 2.5" shank (Class 5) or 2" (class 4) ?...

    Is yours a 2.5" shank (Class 5) or 2" (class 4) ?

    You mean the 2nd picture? The one with the smooth sides like below?
    https://i.ibb.co/X8NCHws/smooth-sides.jpg


    Or does it look like this,...
  6. I got a 4-way to 7 blade converter from NAPA. ...

    I got a 4-way to 7 blade converter from NAPA.

    My hitch receiver takes a Class V ball mount. I am going with a forged Curt 2.5" ball mount.


    What's the magnetic towing light kit for, where do...
  7. I was thinking of this Reese I-Beam style ball...

    I was thinking of this Reese I-Beam style ball mount but it has less material than the solid style and seeing the above poster show the cracked I-Beam style mount he used and Motion saying he has the...
  8. I have a 2013 2500HD duramax . I bought the...

    I have a 2013 2500HD duramax . I bought the pictured Curt today, but returned it when it didn't fit. It says made in China. Is yours also Chinese?

    What brand and size of Ball do you have? The...
  9. Don't have access to a torch that I can move to...

    Don't have access to a torch that I can move to parking area or move truck to it. Only solution I can see now is to just remove the bumper for towing, and put it back when done.

    Wonder if driving...
  10. Curt say it is forged. Commercial Duty Forged...

    Curt say it is forged.

    Commercial Duty Forged Ball Mount (2-1/2" Shank, 20,000 lbs., 4" Drop) SKU #45458 for $86.02 by CURT Manufacturing
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    We have lights on the On-ramps here in Wisconsin....

    We have lights on the On-ramps here in Wisconsin. When the freeway is congested the lights allow 1 car at a time.
  12. Now I am having second thoughts on getting a...

    Now I am having second thoughts on getting a forged ball mount.

    What brand was yours?
  13. My hitch ball mount is a Class 5 . So it is 2.5"...

    My hitch ball mount is a Class 5 . So it is 2.5" square.

    Only Farm and Fleet and Northern Tool had 2.5" Ball mount draw bars . I bought the forged Curt ball mount, but it would not go into the...
  14. Hitch Ball Mount: Forged vs. hollow tube welded . Curt vs. Northern Tool house brand

    2.5" receiver tube / ball mount bar . Class V
    Any reason to go with a forged over a welded hollow tube?


    Curt sells one for $55 ish which is forged. Northern Tool sells a hollow welded tube for...
  15. I have 4 of those Roll-a-Lift dollies that use a...

    I have 4 of those Roll-a-Lift dollies that use a bottle jack to lift a machine. I think the 2 small ones I have are rated at 1850lbs and the large ones are 4K or 6K.

    I assumed they are only good...
  16. From the picture I have, I see the 2 bolts that...

    From the picture I have, I see the 2 bolts that lock the diagonal movement. Pics I took of the machine won't open and I can't recall if I saw the 2 bolt son top. But the machine in your picture looks...
  17. Towing: drawbar load rating . Tongue rating . Class 3 or Class 4?

    I am renting a JLG triple L drop deck trailer.
    Trailer weighs about 2800 lbs. Uses a 2" 5/16 Ball.


    The mill I am transporting weighs 4300lbs.
    Using a Silverado 2500HD diesel 4x4 crewcab, rated...
  18. I bought some regular casters, not leveling ones....

    I bought some regular casters, not leveling ones. The ones I got are rated for 2000lbs each. Eventually I will make a mobile base for the machine. I don't really want to use a pallet jack if I have...
  19. 1994 Abene I bought : Can the horizontal ram be moved manually

    Anyone here familiar with this model? VHF340 II, made in 1994. It looks very similar to the current Abene VHF 350 . I had mistakenly thought it was just a newer iteration of the VF3, but this...
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    Deerksin or Kidskin for Tig welding?

    Deerskin vs. Kidskin Tig gloves

    Which is more flexible / supple and allows for greater dexterity?
  21. I have a pallet jack, but it's a pain to use. I...

    I have a pallet jack, but it's a pain to use. I need to get some Crown pallet jacks, which I've heard are the best.

    The reason I want to make a mobile base for the mill is because I really don't...
  22. Would Polyurethane wheels work? These...

    Would Polyurethane wheels work?

    These Polyurethane tired steel casters are rated at 1200lbs each
    Youda 8" PU Swivel Plate Caster | Toolots


    For some reason, unbeknowst to me, manufacturers...
  23. I am going to make a custom cradle / frame to...

    I am going to make a custom cradle / frame to nestle the mill, that will have the caster outside the base with the mounting point for the caster base-plate well above the bottom of the base, to keep...
  24. Does anyone make a levelling caster wheel with wheel dia of 5" or larger?

    After much googling, the largest wheel I have found is 3.7" , for the leveling caster wheels.

    Leveling Plate Casters, Leveling Casters

    Leveling Stem Casters, Plate Casters, Ratchet Casters

    ...
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    The Abene universal I just bought is 79" but that...

    The Abene universal I just bought is 79" but that is with the articulating arm light / lamp that is fixed to the top of the horizontal ram. You can shave off a couple of inches with that removed.
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